Mysuru: The second day of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Sri Krishnadhama at its premises in Saraswathipuram here last evening featured a function to felicitate Sanskrit Scholar Vidwan Dr. H.V. Nagaraja Rao.
Speaking on the occasion, Vid. B.N. Vijayeendracharya opined that a person’s behaviour, culture and integrity are all assessed by society through the words spoken by the person and not by one’s materialistic wealth.
He observed that Dr. Rao despite growing to a glorious height is down to earth in behaviour and always well-mannered. Stating that Dr. Rao has won awards and prizes from many organisations, he lauded the scholar for translating all works of noted novelist Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa into Sanskrit and popularising them abroad.
Later, lectures were delivered by K.S. Sumanacharya on ‘Mystique of Dharma-Karma,’ Prof. M.R. Anandateerthacharya Malagi on ‘Sri Krishna’ and B.N. Vijayeendracharya on ‘Punyabhoomi Bharata.’
Sri Vidyaprasannateertha Swamiji of Kukke Subramanya Mutt graced the occasion. Members of Sri Krishnadhama Trust were present.
Profile: A great scholar of Sanskrit grammar, Vid. H.V. Nagaraja Rao, who writes a column titled ‘Samskruti Chintana’ in Mysooru Mithra, a sister publication of SOM, has been trained in both traditional and modern methods of education. He has specialised in Sanskrit grammar and poetics. As a researcher at Oriental Research Institute (ORI), Mysuru, he has published various original Sanskrit works with English and Kannada translations.
He has taught Sanskrit at the University of Chicago as a Visiting Professor. He was invited as a Fellow to Hebrew University of Jerusalem and guided the World Sanskrit conference at Edinburg in 2006.
He is the Hon. Editor of Sudharma, the only Sanskrit daily newspaper in the world.